A comprehensive volume of essays covering the varying ideological approaches to Shakespeare's works. The essay focuses on the topics ideology, censorship and theory as academic practice. Other themes present include the Renaissance and teaching Shakespeare to students.
Part 1 - Theory and ideology: Shakespeare studies and the "current crisis in the Humanities" (The 1989 Annual Folger Shakespeare lecture), Jonathan Dollimore; The father and the bride in Shakespeare (revised), Lynda E. Bosse; the cultural materialist attack on artistic unity and the problem of ideological criticism, Richard Levin; Imagination and ideology in Shakespeare - the case of "Macbeth", Arthur Kinney. Part 2 - Theory as academic practice: Recovering suppresed oral woman's narratives - old wive's tales in "The Winter's Tale", Mary Ellen Lamb; Ideological contradiction and the creation of self in Shakespearean tragedy, Paul Yachnin; the construction of "renaissance-icity" in the modern institution, Craig Dionne; Shakespearean textual ideology, William Procter Williams; challenging the fable - the power of ideology in "Othello", Dagney Boebell; Feminist criticisms and "Macbeth" - a fundemental question, "All's well" in love and war, Mary Kay Stanton, Cressida and the renaissance "marketplace" - the role of binarism and amphibology in Shakespeare's articulation of the Troy legend, Karen Bjelland; Sovereignity and intellegence in "King Lear",John Archer. Part 3 - Censorship and teaching practice: Shaping the text - the politics of censorship, Robert P. Merrix; issues in censorship, Herbert Coursen; censorship and the teaching of Shakespeare, Sharon Beehler; the neutering of "Romeo and Juliet", James Andreas; persona and pedagogy - engaging students in Shakespeare; Rebecca E. Burnett; Shakespeare for life - teaching Shakespeare in general education courses to the non-traditional student, Maragert H. Hartshorn; defining Shakespearean Sonnets thorugh acting vocabulary, Ann Klautsch.
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